Hurricane Irene

Most of the family made out OK in the storm… My Sister in Law wasn’t so lucky.

Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene

Below is the view from her backyard.

Hurricane Irene

Here’s a shot of the basement when it was starting to fill up. The water eventually reached the top of the stairs.

Hurricane Irene

My sister in law said the water was coming in from every nook and cranny. The damage wasn’t all contained in the basement either. Apparently the water started flooding up through the pipes and coming out in the second floor bathroom. The whole house is a mess.

She’s lucky compared to some in her area. Three blocks away there was a house that exploded. She also said there were a few homes where the foundations collapsed.

Thinking of her and everyone else who has to deal with the clean up. Sad smile I just can’t imagine…


  1. September 7, 2011 / 10:58 AM

    So sorry to hear this. I had the same thing in my basement, but thanks be to God it did not come into the house!

  2. September 2, 2011 / 6:17 PM

    I feel for your sister in law. So many people have lost everything. I hope the water table starts to go down. I was one of the lucky ones living on a hill. Just enough water in my basement to be a pain but nothing like the pictures you posted.Hugs,Dee

  3. September 1, 2011 / 12:15 AM

    So sorry to hear about your sister-in-law's house. Sending love your way.~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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